About a month ago a neighbor contacted me saying she had rescued a dog from a shelter who was about to be put down. She was looking for someone to adopt her and thought of me. I was reluctant at first, but finally agreed. Now my adopted pet is truly my best friend and makes me smile every day.
My dog Lainey is a great companion, but having been abused by a previous owner, she does come with some baggage. The trick is to learn how to work around her little quirks and to build trust. She is a slave to routine and keeps me on track. Bed time is around 9 PM and every morning at 7 AM we go on our walk to Starbucks or I hear about it.
Now that I have adopted her it is hard to believe a shelter was going to put her down. I would have missed out on so much and it makes me sad to think of other pets during the Covid crisis that are being put down because the shelters are not open during the virus.
Pet adoption can have its difficulties, but the rewards are so great that you forget about the struggles. If you are thinking about getting a pet, please consider adopting from a shelter or rescue facility, you may just find your best friend.
The power of positive thinking is the best gift you can give someone. It can change lives. Today in a world where nothing is the same as it was just a short time ago, and the uncertainty of the future, receiving some encouragement can go a long way.
At Wendy B’s Studio we want to be able to give you that power. We have a collection of items that will brighten the day of your favorite person. Be sure to visit the shop on Etsy and take a look.
I have always loved the different shapes and textures of the Cactus plant. There are many varieties that come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. Here in Southern California the cactus plants can grow quite large. I love to document and photograph the different cacti I see here in the Venice area. Wendy B’s Studio is now on Dreams Time with our photography where you can download some of our favorite photographs.
I know I do! These fun pin-back buttons are great for decorating backpacks, hats and jackets. You can find this set and others at wendybsstudio90264 on Etsy. We are adding new items all the time so be sure to have a look!
This week we at Wendy B’s Studio are excited to offer watercolor print greeting cards from some of my recent watercolor paintings. Each card is printed on Moab Entrada Rag 190g, 100% cotton acid free paper and comes with a matching envelope. Each card is printed in the studio, ensuring excellent quality.
The wonderful thing about these cards is the inside is left blank allowing personalization of each card. The prints can be matted and framed to make great gifts or home decor.
This year Independence Day was definitely different than any other year. The beach in Venice, California was technically closed, but a few tested the rules. The parking lots were closed and there were fewer visitors to the boardwalk than previous years.
According to the LA Times the number of COVID 19 cases are back up to the peak in Los Angeles. If everyone wears a mask I am hopeful we can bring that number back down. Here’s to a better 4th next year!
You never know what you will see while out and about. I take my camera with me almost everywhere. This morning I went for a walk to the local Starbucks for my morning coffee. I found several cacti and succulents to photograph along the way. I am drawn to these plants because I originally come from a much colder climate where these plants can only be grown indoors. I am starting to offer some of my photography at a Wendy B’s Studio on Zazzle. Stay tuned for more…